Dan Chmielewski

Dear Abby: An advocate for Gay Marriage

  Dear Abby writer Jeanne Phillips has come down in favor of gay marriage.  “Dear Abby” recently publicly declared her support for gay rights and received the first-ever “Straight for Equality” award from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; an award that State Rep Chuck DeVore has no prayer of ever winning.  Here’s the AP…

A Family Values Scorecard for the Ozzie and Harriet Crowd

Over at Red County/OCBlog, State Rep. Chuck DeVore is again touting his voting record on famly and social issues from a conservative interest group, the Capitol Resource Family Impact.  The scorecard isbased on how a legislator voted on an assortment of bills favored by conservatives.  And surprise, surprise, Dick Ackerman scored 100 percent and Chuck…

SCHIP Myths vs. Truth

HT to Speaker Pelosi’s office for this:  TOP MYTHS ABOUT THE BIPARTISAN CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE BILL 1.  MYTH: Does not target poor kids and extends coverage to kids in families earning $83,000. BUT THE TRUTH IS… The bipartisan children’s health insurance bill puts poor kids first, just as the President claims it should.  The bill specifically targets…

A Reality Check for Mr. Greenhut on Hillary: AKA “I endorse Hillary Clinton for President”

The Register’s Steven Greenhut accomplished two things in yesterday’s editorial; he got across how much he personally loathes Hillary Clinton and how her election as the first female president might serve as the cure for what ails the Republican Party right now. Steve blasts Hillary’s “barely disguised support for massive government programs, her grating schoolmarm…

Flash Reports’ Praise of Bush’s SCHIP Veto; More Proof Republicans Have No Heart

On today’s Flash Report, in a post on related to the troubles in the mortgage industry, Jon Fleischman praised President Bush’s veto of the SCHIP bill as a “commitment to fiscal prudence.” Fiscal prudence versus the political prudence of a program supported by 72 percent of all Americans (or about the same percentage that thinks…

Paul Krugman on Conservatives

From Today’s NY Times.  Mr. Krugman does a great job exposing empathy of conservative Republicans. Conservatives Are Such Jokers  By PAUL KRUGMAN In 1960, John F. Kennedy, who had been shocked by the hunger he saw in West Virginia, made the fight against hunger a theme of his presidential campaign. After his election he created…